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Mississippi College Baseball Team Rallies For Game One Win

April 9, 2011
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.- The Mississippi College baseball team took a 6-5 game one win in eight innings and then completed their weekend sweep over the Eagles with a 9-3 win in game two.

In game one, Ozarks (4-28, -14 ASC) got another strong pitching performance from senior Bobby Osburn. Osburn went seven innings, struck out seven and was charged with three earned runs in his outing. The Eagles had a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh for Osburn, but Mississippi College (18-12, 8-4 ASC) responded with two runs, including the game-tying run coming on a stolen base at home plate. In the top of the eighth, a Choctaw relief pitcher struck out two and forced a fly out. Mississippi College then led off the bottom of the eighth with a triple. Bo Thomas was inserted for Osburn and intentionally walked the next two batters to load the bases. The Choctaws then scored the game-winner on a dropped fly ball to the outfield.

Arturo Perez, Nick Brill and Jacob Robbins each had RBI in the fifth inning. Each of those players finished the game with two hits.

Osburn falls to 0-7 on the season.

In the nightcap, Mitchell Powers hit a two-run homer in the first inning only to see the Choctaws hold a 7-3 lead after three frames. Perez would single in a run in the sixth, but Mississippi College had already scored nine runs.

Tony Morales and Robbins each had two hits.

Sam Brownwood (2-5) took the loss.

Both teams had eight hits in the contest.

Ozarks will play at Hendrix College April 12.